1282

1282. Manchester
Thomas Greslet, who succeeded to the barony, was only three years old at the time of his father's death, and during his minority was the ward of Amadeus of Savoy, a royal favourite, who acted as the proxy of Prince Edward of Carnarvon at his marriage with the Princess Isabella of France.(7)

1282. Manchester
The first notice of a court in Manchester occurs in the inquisitions held before the escheator and sheriff this year. These inquisitions give many details as to the possessions of the lord of Manchester. The fulling mill is said to be worth 1 6s. 8d.; the oven 10s.; the Rectory of Manchester valued at 200 marks per annum = 133 6s. 8d. The annual value of the entire manor of Manchester, which extended far beyond the town, is calculated to have been nearly equal to 6,000 of modern money.(7)

1282
Sir Alexander de Pilkington a judge of the Court Baron.
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1282 Bury-Whitefield-Unsworth
Sir Roger de Pilkington was living. He had a grant of free warren for ever from the King. His seal is extant on a deed dated 1302. He married the daughter of Adam de Bury, whose wife was Margery, daughter of Richard de Radcliffe, of Radcliffe. By these nuptials the three great local families became connected, and the manor of Bury was acquired with estates in Whitefield and Underworth (Unsworth).(9)